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August 20, 2021
The Groundbreaking Decision That Just Struck a Blow to Our Racist Immigration Laws
Nearly 100 years ago, Congress passed a law making it a felony to reenter the US after being deported. Now a judge has found it too racist to be allowed.
August 2, 2021
The Story of “El Chapo” and Why the Drug War Will Never End
A conversation with Noah Hurowitz about his new book on the Mexican drug lord and the lurid spectacle of mainstream drug coverage.
June 4, 2021
AMLO Has Been a Disappointment to the World—for Mexico, He’s Been Far Worse
The Mexican president’s botched Covid response and his lean toward militarization indicate that he takes his cues from the past, not the future.
April 29, 2021
The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute
Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.
March 8, 2021
This International Women’s Day Rise Up Against Capitalism and Femicide
Across Latin America, women are protesting economic as well as gender-based violence.
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February 25, 2021
Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World
But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.
February 16, 2021
Guatemala Takes a Hard Line Against Migrants—With US Support
Long before Trump, Washington was exporting control of migratory routes, along with repressive policing, to Mexico and Central America.
December 17, 2020
Women in Mexico Reckon With the High Cost of Migration
With husbands dying—from Covid-19, dangerous jobs, and more—in the US, many Mexican women are wondering whether migration is worth it anymore.
September 16, 2020
Mexico’s Women Demand Justice on Gender Violence
Enraged at institutional failure to address the mounting crisis, they have occupied the National Human Rights Commission.
July 22, 2020
You’re a Doc, You’ve Got This, but Your Face Shield’s Foggy
“The will to live—and to help other women live and have access to abortion—kept me going.”